Being a typical modern-day primate, I simply love shiny blinky things. Of the more enjoyable shiny blinky things available right now is the simple LED. Any time you can combine a bunch of LEDs simply for a shiny blinky effect, you've won me over. I was particularly pleased to see, not only LEDs in abundance in this cube project, but also some very nice wiring!
I was pleasantly surprised to find that Reddit user Kinsi55 was only 15 when he made this LED cube and only spent around 30€.
"Initial layout idea, which I decided to keep later on."
"Since the connector that I've been using had offset pins on it, I kinda had to cheat it onto the perfboard."
"All this crap, had to actually break open the connector to get out some metal bracket that was bridging tons of pins -- why was that even there? Also, took me ages to find out what pins belong to what cables."
Follow along on the next page as Kinsi55 gets this cube into working order.